Program of XIII edition of Banking Forum


1st day – 12 April 2017r.


8:45 – 9:15 Registration and morning coffee

9:15 – 9:30 The opening ceremony of the Conference

  • Mariusz Grendowicz, Chairman of Banking Forum Advisory Board
  • Artur Olech, Chairman of Insurance Forum Advisory Board

9:30 – 11:00 Thematic block: The regulations in the context of new technologies and taxes

  • The effects on the economy, the financial sector and customers
  • Regulatory Sandbox – opportunities and challenges
  • MIFID a systemic risk
  • Cooperation between business and administration (including in the field of anti-money laundering)
  • Impact of financial institutions’ tax on the development of banks and insurers


  • Małgorzata Zaleska, Director of Banking Institute, SGH


  • Joao Bras Jorge, President of the Management Board, Millennium Bank
  • Krzysztof Kalicki, President of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank Poland
  • Professor Konrad Raczkowski, Chairman of the Board, DM BOŚ S.A
  • Andrzej Sieradz, Digital Advisor, Microsoft

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Thematic block: Finance in the age of digitization

11:30 – 11:40 Presentation of the Host

  • Dariusz Piotrowski, Member of the Management Board, Microsoft

11:40 – 13:00 Debate

  • How to create new business models and set modern trends of development based on innovative technologies? Strategies, business models and technological customers’ expectations
  • The speed and direction of technology development – inspiration or threat?
  • To which new groups of customers can effectively reach with new solutions? How much truth is in the statement “first come, first served”?
  • Changes in the use of technology by banks and insurers, and the disproportion in their development. How the sensitivity of the individual entities to changes in technology can affect their situation in the future?
  • Costs of change (trends) of technological directions – whether safety is a factor that must be taken into account first of all?
  • How do technological and digital changes influence the competitiveness of traditional banks and financial start-ups?
  • The expectations of the modern customers – who are millennials, what needs and motivations of purchase do they have, whether and how financial institutions should adapt to their needs and requirements?
  • The methods of reaching non-traditional customers, ie what challenges face financial institutions to reach and communicate? Offers tailored for customer through communication through social media, analysis of customer behavior
  • Express society smartfonisation – an opportunity or a challenge?


  • Dariusz Piotrowski, Member of the Management Board, Microsoft


  • Zbigniew Jagiełło, President of the Management Board, PKO Bank Polski
  • Joao Bras Jorge, President of the Management Board, Bank Millennium
  • Piotr Czarnecki, President of the Management Board, Raiffeisen Polbank
  • Brunon Bartkiewicz, President of the Management Board, ING Bank Śląski
  • Małgorzata Szturmowicz, Member of the Management Board, Idea Bank
  • Daniel Arak, Member of the Management Board, ITMAGINATION

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch


14:00 – 14:15 Presentation

  • Esteban Sossa, EMEA Business Development Manager, ApPello

14:15 – 15:15 Thematic block: Regulatory impact on banks’ strategies

  • Is the capital of trust undermined by the financial crisis is sufficient to protect the global banking system against the existential threats posed outside the sector?
  • Czy większość światowych trendów regulacyjnych wdrożona zostanie w Polsce? Czy regulacje nie powinny być bardziej dostosowane do realiów polskiej gospodarki i systemu bankowego?
  • The risk of conduct (“bad conduct”) – is it actually so important, especially in the context of Poland?
  • MiFID II and RODO – unnecessary impediment, or a firm solution to the problems associated with the risk of conduct? Their impact on the banks?
  • The impact of the recent amendment of the Act on competition and consumer protection to business practice.
  • Financial industry and others – does the financial services sector should be the only one which will concern bans of unfair, unsuited to the needs of the client practices?
  • Does the distribution channel determine the level of risk conduct of financial institutions? What can be done to better manage this risk?
  • The new regulations vs restrictions adopted business strategies by the banks. Will the new regulations weaken the capacity of the banking sector?


  • Mariusz Grendowicz, Chairman of the Advisory Board Banking


  • Adam Uszpolewicz, President of the Management Board, Aviva
  • Michał Mrożek, President of the Management Board, HSBC
  • Barbara Sobala, Vice-President of the Management Board, Bank Citi Handlowy
  • Adam Stopyra, Counsel, CMS
  • Bartosz Wyżykowski, Deputy director of the department of the banking and capital marke

15:15 End of the I day of the Conference


2nd day – 13 April 2017r.


9:00 – 9:15 Start of the second day of the Conference

9:15 – 10:45 Thematic block: Trends in payments: Poland in many ways is already a leader – how we can benefit from the development of the new generation of payment, accelerate their growth and maintain its leadership in this area? What changes wait for us on the payments market?

9:15 – 9:30 Introductory presentation

  • Piotr Siciak, Director, Management Consulting, KPMG in Poland

9:30 – 9:35 Presentation of the Host

  • Adrian Kurowski, Director Visa in Poland

9:35 – 9:40 Presentation of the Host

  • Błażej Mika, Director of credit cards and payments development center, BZ WBK

9:40 – 10:15 Debate

  • Examples of current innovations in finance, particularly in the area of payments (Poland is innovative in many respects = technical but organizational and Polish banks / Polish financial sector is shown in Europe and world as an example to follow just in terms of mass, rapid implementation of new solutions, the last example is the phenomenal success of contactless payments, possible thanks to the action of the whole sector and cooperation with retailers and local governments) and mobile payments, as Android Pay (Poland = second country in Europe)
  • The expected / planned new solutions
  • The popularization of electronic payment
  • How to cooperate with companies from the fintech sector?
  • The impact of the development of cashless payments on tax collection: how to popularize non-cash payments in order to grow the proceeds of this title?


  • Paweł Widawski, Director, Payment System, Digital Banking & Cybersecurity, Polish Bank Association


  • Adrian Kurowski, Director of Visa in Poland
  • Mirosław Skiba, Member of the Board, BZ WBK
  • Maciej Wyszoczarski, Director of Networks and Administration, PKO Bank Polski
  • Norbert Biedrzycki, CEO Atos Poland, VP CEE System Integration
  • Andrzej Basiak, Member of Advisory Board, mPay
  • Piotr Siciak, Director, Management Consulting, KPMG in Poland
  • Jakub Kiwior, Director of Business Development and Marketing in Eastern Europe, Visa

10:45 – 10:55 Presentation: Cloud adoption report in Poland and in financial service

  • Marek Zamłyński, Managing Director, IDC Poland

10:55 – 12:15 Thematic block: Status of cloud adoption in the banking sector

  • Where are we today?
  • What has happened?
  • What needs to be done?
  • Do we have a functioning implementation of cloud solutions? In what areas? What are their effects?


  • Andrzej Gibas, Director of Financial Sector, Microsoft


  • Dorota Poniatowska-Mańczak, Chief Information Officer, Credit Agricole
  • Tomasz Motyl, Chief Innovation Officer, Alior Bank
  • Roman Szwed, Chairman of the Board, Atende
  • Jarosław Wolak, Director of the Legal Department, mBank
  • Agata Szeliga, Partner, Legal Adviser, Kancelaria SKS
  • Marek Zamłyński, Managing Director, IDC Poland

12:15 – 12:45 Coffee break

12:45 – 12:55 Introductory presetation

  • Jerzy Kalinowski, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications in Poland and CEE, KPMG in Poland

12:55 – 13:45 Thematic block: New business models in banking: bancassurance, e-commerce, what else?

  • Digital transformation: added value for banks customers
  • Building loyalty and exploiting the potential of returning customers
  • Customer-focused banking: anticipating his needs, customer experience, customer engagement
  • The possibilities of new business models: e-commerce, bancassurance, loyalty programs, multi-platforms, inspirations comming from FinTech
  • How to implement new business models in large banks?


  • Michał Turalski, Senior Manager in Financial Consulting Department


  • Wawrzyniec Hyska, Director of Financial Sector, e-point SA
  • Marcin Kotarba, Director of the Department of Analyses and Strategies, Deutsche Bank Polska
  • Marek Kucharski, Vice-President of Aleo, ING Bank Śląski
  • Jerzy Kalinowski, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications in Poland and CEE, KPMG in Poland
  • Esteban Sossa, EMEA Business Development Manager, ApPello

13:45 – 15:00 Thematic block: Related to banking financial business: subsidiaries and related with banking groups. Scenarios 2017-2018.

  • “Subsidiaries companies in banking groups” – what does it mean? Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Leasing. Factoring. Innovative services, non-financial.
  • Are subsidiaries of banks operating in the non-regulated markets, faster and more effective training ground for some new solutions for banking groups than the implementation of the inter-bank? How the role of leasing and factoring change for Polish entrepreneurs? In what direction will the market evolve in years 2017-2018?
  • Unregulated financial services vs regulation politics vs public interest. Is there a need to extend the regulated areas? Is the practice of stretching the rules of the regulated market to the unregulated business is common? Is this practice appropriate? Benefits vs costs. Customer safety. Innovation. The growth dynamics vs profitability.


  • Szymon Kamiński, President of the Management Board, BZWBK Leasing


  • Stanisław Kluza, President of the Management Board, BOŚ Bank
  • Rafał Strzelecki, President of the Management Board, CyberProductivity
  • Tomasz Wróblewski, President of the Management Board, Grant Thornton
  • Piotr Czarnecki, Prezes Zarządu, Raiffeisen Bank
  • Krzysztof Czuba, Vice-President of the Management Board, Alior Bank

15:00 – 16:00 Lunch